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With the recent market drop, it may be the time to invest in quality companies that are now paying a higher yield. I have reviewed several other industries in the services sector as I make my way through the list. As a result of my review, I have written about several companies, including Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Safeway (NYSE:SWY).

I have now moved to the Printing & Publishing industry.

I hope this list is of as much value to you as it has been to me. I set up an EDGAR online screener to find the companies in the sector that pay a dividend. I don't want to look at all the stocks that pay a dividend, so I filtered the results based on the following:

  • Must trade at least 200K shares a day on average.
  • Dividend yield must be a minimum of 3%.
  • Must not have a payout ratio over 80% based on the last quarter.

Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI)
Yield: 4.03%

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare, science, and media markets worldwide.

Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -10.02 %, with a one year change of -13.26%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -4.31% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is -14.11% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP)
Yield: 4.03%

Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, engages in magazine publishing and related brand licensing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, interactive media, and video production businesses in the United States. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -12.74 %, with a one year change of -16.06%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -7.20% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is -24.00% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM-OLD)
Yield: 2.82%

American Greetings Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of greeting cards and other social expression products worldwide. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -3.97 %, with a one year change of 8.68%.
Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are 2.13% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is -0.16% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO)
Yield: 3.6%

Pearson plc engages in education, business information, and consumer publishing businesses worldwide. The company was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, U.K.

In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -6.08 %, with a one year change of 20.69%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -0.12% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is 18.25% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Remember, you must buy a stock at least three business days before the record date (at least one business day before the ex-dividend date) to qualify for a dividend.

I use a proprietary blend of technical analysis, financial crowd behavior, and fundamentals in my short-term trades, and while not totally the same in longer swing trades to investments, the concepts used are similar. Nothing in the article should be considered investment advise, but you may want to use this article as a starting point of your own research with your financial planner. I use Seeking Alpha, Edgar Online, Google Finance, MSN Money, cnbc.com, Zacks and Yahoo Finance for most of my data.

Source: Find Top Yields In These Profitable Printing And Publishing Companies